BRASS LASSIE is back for 2021!
We look forward to sharing the joy of this music with you again, in what we believe will truly be the New Year.
BREAKING NEWS! For August and September 2021 we will be joined by Beckett Shuholm (Trumpet), Peter Enblom (Trombone) and Dave Budimer (Bass Trombone). Also, Tricia Lerohl will be back! (French Horn). What a fabulous horn section!
We are polishing up our latest arrangements, planning ahead with exciting new members, guest musicians and dancers, and missing you all!
We've been honored to have our album added to MNSpin, selected through a juried process ("curated by local experts") this year.
We have just re-released the download of the album - with 2 refreshed tracks PLUS a BONUS LIVE TRACK!
The physical CD is also available, and shipping is free. Each purchase of a CD also includes the NEW download.
Our debut album was recorded and mixed during Summer 2018, and launched at the North Garden Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Autumn 2018. The album project was funded by 200 supporters, and our release event was standing room only. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to our recording project! We recorded, mixed and mastered at Creation Audio, a legacy studio in Minneapolis, with some of the finest recording engineers around.
Co-produced by Peter Johnson and Brass Lassie founder Laura MacKenzie, the album sounds fantastic.
We have received significant airplay, including on NPR's "Thistle & Shamrock", MPR's "Radio Heartland", Album of the Month on SHMU-FM, Scotland, Hands Up for Trad's "Footstompin'" Podcast out of Edinburgh, and numerous Celtic and trad music radio programs around the globe.
Previews, CDs, downloads and BLTees are always available at: The SHOP.
While busy with the album project, we enjoyed performing at a variety of venues and festivals, including Icehouse Minneapolis, Crooners, main stages at the Minnesota Scottish Fair, Irish Fair of Minnesota and the Rock Bend Folk Festival.
Since our debut in 2016, we've also performed at the Vintage Band Festival, Normandale Lake, McNally Smith auditorium and a major stage at the Minnesota State Fair, adding intriguing and exciting new material to every performance event, and welcoming many new friends and fans along the way.
Be well, be good and keep in touch!
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